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Overview of the shadowgraphic imaging technique and results for various materials
Author(s): Robert V. Goedert; Roger J. Becker; Andrew F. Clements; Thomas A. Whittaker
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Paper Abstract

Magnified imagery of the focal volume within a nonlinear material, following the arrival of a high power laser pulse, provides insights on the response of the material. Emitted and scattered light images are presented along with time-resolved shadowgraphs (obtained through a pump-probe scheme) showing the response from various limiting materials in both liquid and solid hosts. The different types of images taken together make it possible to determine what occurs and where it occurs within the limiting material. Often unsuspected phenomena are found to be important. Conclusions from the data and the general utility of the technique are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3472, Nonlinear Optical Liquids for Power Limiting and Imaging, (12 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326872
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Robert V. Goedert, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Roger J. Becker, Debye Research (United States)
Andrew F. Clements, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Thomas A. Whittaker, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3472:
Nonlinear Optical Liquids for Power Limiting and Imaging
Christopher M. Lawson, Editor(s)

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